Thursday, September 22, 2011

50 Dollars free and Mystic Pizza…

Mohegan Casino Interior

Mohegan CasinoWith the weather being a bit dicey we had some time to think a bit this morning as we planned out the days activity… with rain on the horizon we thought it best to visit one of the nearby casinos on Tuesday. We could either gamble with the weather or just go gambling… but we really don’t like to lose money. So how can we do both?

After surfing the internet we discovered a web site that claimed we could get $50.00 in free slot play at the Mohegan Casino… now this seemed too good to be true. So I filled out the online form and got an email within minutes that said I needed to print out the offer and take it to the promotions booth to get the free slot play. I read all the small print for the gotcha but couldn’t find anything.

Mohegan Casino Sky BarThe short 30 minute drive north to the casino in the grey overcast skies that were treating us to intermittent drizzle along the way was scenic and enjoyable. Once we got to the casino we went to the  promotions booth and I gave them the form I filled out along with my drivers license. After punching stuff into his computer for about 5 minutes the fellow gave me a player’s club card and directions on how to access the $50.00 free slot play… So we are still looking for the catch?

There doesn’t appear to be one… We walked around the huge casino that was themed in a native American design. We particularly liked the use of the birch trees and birch bark throughout the facility. I played some Jacks or Better video poker in the casino and at a bar and Sharon played some nickel slots for about three hours. Now we did this on the $50.00 free slot play house money. The only thing you can't do is cash out your free slot Mohegan Casino Sky Bar 1money into cash. However, once you have played your free money on a machine any winnings from then on can be cashed out.

We cashed out our winnings and at the end of the day we had netted about $22.00 in cash to take home even after tipping the staff for several free adult beverages. Score!!!So we not only had a good afternoon’s worth of fun but in a way we also got paid for it…

After the day’s fun we decided we would celebrate so it was off to Mystic, CT for pizza and celebratory beverages …

It is suppose to rain off and on here over the next seven days with some scattered hours of sunshine as well so we may be going back to the casino again on one of the rainy days… I think Sharon may have to apply for a $50.00 slot credit as well…


  1. Now that's the way to do a casino. Free!!

  2. We've been there to both places, and that casino is one of the best designed we've seen. Goes on forever! Mystic pizza is a cool place, especially if you've seen the movie.

  3. That sounds like a great deal! I'm not big on gambling, but would do it for free! I guess they figure it takes $50 to get you to like it. For $22 real money, they probably have a return customer.

  4. What a great day. You can't really lose on Free money. And free pizza too! Nice job!!


  5. Good deal and a good way to spend a rainy day.

  6. Gotta love the promotions at the Casinos, we like to stop occasionally at a new one get a players car and take advantage of the freebies, maybe dry camp in their parking lots for a night or too as well.

  7. What a fun day! You even walked away with a littel cash. Cool Beans!

  8. We love casinos that give us "play money". We usually get as you call them...celebratory beverages as we pull the handles. We always tip...we think the casino knows it will get some of its "free" money back one way or other. Glad you had such a great time. Enjoy the ride.